Some examples of careers in engineering are aerospace engineering, agricultural engineering, biological engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, materials science engineering, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering and petroleum engineering. Because an engineering degree is so versatile, careers for engineers can be found in many different areas like investment banking, medicine, law, science and consulting, according to DiscoverE, formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation.
Civil engineers oversee the world as it is being built. Skyscrapers, highways, railways, water reservoirs, bridges and tunnels are a few projects that civil engineers take on along with humanitarian relief by designing and building sturdy, inexpensive shelters for victims displaced by natural disasters or by keeping a town's water supply safe for residents to drink, states DiscoverE.
Aerospace engineers design and work on spacecrafts, telescopes, military jets, airliners and helicopters as well as other modes of transportation on the ground or under the sea.
Chemical engineers can find careers creating better consumer products like clothes, food, cleaning products and cosmetics, or they can work in pharmaceutical companies to create safer medicines, more effective vaccines and chemotherapy treatments that don't deliver such harsh side effects to cancer patients.
Mechanical engineers can serve as either contractors or consultants for a wide range of tasks, including operating and maintaining the equipment used in automobile manufacturing, mining and petroleum extraction. Mechanical engineers can also work on design and implementation, as well as other jobs that are not as immediately connected to their specific degrees. Engineers may work with patents, especially those that are connected to machinery or other similar equipment. They may also pursue IT jobs, and those who are especially business-savvy may use their engineering knowledge in the fields of finance or business.
A growing focus on environmentally sound solutions for the commercial and industrial realms provides another option for job-seeking engineers. Some of the tasks available for these individuals include designing green buildings and structures, aiding in the development of alternate energy solutions using solar and other natural sources and aiding other countries or regions with developing such necessary subsistence support as good water systems.